, , , ,

51015826RL001_TDF_Teams Let me start this off by saying I could care less about competitive cycling, and in my mind, the only people who should ride bikes are children and poor people too proud to ride the bus.

Last week Lance Armstrong confirmed in an interview with Oprah that he used performance enhancing drugs during all of his Tour de France victories, and people have described the admission as too little too late.

After the interview Armstrong was called everything from a sociopath to a narcissist to a cynical opportunist, and whatever your view of him, most people agreed on one thing. He didn’t really seem sorry, and at his core, he doesn’t feel like he did anything wrong.

For once I actually agree with a cyclist. The man did nothing wrong.

If you look at all the top finishers during Lance’s run, they’ve all been implicated in doping. It isn’t like he was the one dirty guy in a clean sport. They were all cheating, and the last time I checked, he’s the only one who won the damn thing seven times while they were all breaking the rules.

Was he supposed to not use drugs and win a moral victory? Please. There’s a reason saints often end up as martyrs, and only a fool would play it straight in a crooked game.

Before he ever won a Tour de France title, Lance Armstrong developed testicle cancer that spread from his nuts to his brain, and after he used drugs to beat that disease, he used them to beat the competition.

Lance Armstrong is a hero. He rolled over the French countryside like he was in a German tank, and forgive me if I don’t care if he threatened his accusers with lawsuits they couldn’t afford to fight. Those self-serving narcs brought that on themselves. As we all know, if you come at the king, you best not miss.